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cajoling


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cajole  \Ca*jole"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cajoled};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Cajoling}.]  [F.  cajoler,  orig.,  to  chatter  like  a  bird  in 
  a  cage,  to  sing;  hence  to  amuse  with  idle  talk,  to  flatter, 
  from  the  source  of  OF  goale,  jaiole  F.  ge[^o]le,  dim.  of 
  cage  a  cage.  See  {Cage},  {Jail}.] 
  To  deceive  with  flattery  or  fair  words  to  wheedle. 
 
  I  am  not  about  to  cajole  or  flatter  you  into  a 
  reception  of  my  views.  --F.  W. 
  Robertson 
 
  Syn:  To  flatter;  wheedle;  delude;  coax;  entrap. 




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